I'm so very confused about this trailer for Beastly. It's kind of campy at first, dramatizing the personality of its douchey protagonist named Kyle (Alex Pettyfer), as he dismisses everyone in his high school who's not as good-looking as he is. Things really go over the top with the addition of an, um, teen witch in Mary-Kate Olsen, who curses him with ugliness, purring that he has a year to find someone to love him in this form.
Vanessa Hudgens is the substance-over-style outcast he connects with, and it's all very Twilight, but then a blind Neil Patrick Harris shows up. Say it with me: "Bwhaaa?" Apparently NPH is some sort of tutor, and I don't know if this makes the movie look better or not. Then, they pull out their trump card: emotive Death Cab for Cutie classic "Transatlanticism." It gives a false sense of depth to a film that I fear may need a little help in that area. I do tend to enjoy melodramatic romance, though, and maybe I'm looking a little too critically at Beastly. Anyway, to decide for yourself and see the trailer, just read more.